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Daren Burns' First Solo Album Features Faculty Member Wadada Leo Smith and Fellow CalArts Alumni

July 10, 2012
All About Jazz

Bassist, composer and educator Daren Burns (John “Drumbo” French of Captain Beefheart) has released Fear is not the Natural State of Civilized People, on Urban Nerds Records, a label Burns founded in 2009. ... Described as a “post-fusion recording for the new world”, Fear is not the Natural State of Civilized People, features some of the best recorded work from the brash, multi-textured, avant-garde jazz trumpet player, Wadada Leo Smith (AACM, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn). It also includes longtime collaborators, and fellow California Institute of the Arts alumni, Sarah Phillips (piano), Scott Collins (guitar and loops) and Craig Bunch (drums).  Read story

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